Analysis of public policies in Anguilla

Analysis of public policies in Anguilla

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  • Date Submitted: 06/26/2014 9:23 AM
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An Analysis of two (2) Public Policies Relating to the Improvement of the Standard of Living/Infrastructure in Anguilla.

The financial economic crisis has led the government of Anguilla to come up with and revise existing policies for the improvement of living standards and infrastructure of the people and the island. This paper seeks to analyze two major policies that have recently been implemented to counteract the issues of the health sector and the environment. These are two very vital aspects to the people as health is as major concern to the proper functioning of the island as well as its vulnerability to natural disasters, which can hamper the main product of the island, tourism. A brief historical background is given as well as an outline of the policies of why they were formulated and implemented and the feedback that was provided from any stakeholders on the policies’ success or failure. Recommendations were also suggested.

Public policy has been described by our course material as a projected programme of goals, values and practices. It also has been further described as whatever the governments choose to do or not to do by Dye (1984). The economy of Anguilla has in no doubt prospered in the past, but following the financial crisis, the sectors supplying Anguilla with growth has been struck hard. Furthermore, the social systems are under pressure following the increase in unemployment and poverty. The health sector is still functioning according to high standards, but is still in need for continued efforts to be made to improve further. In regards to environmental challenges, Anguilla is faced with the natural hazards of the Caribbean region, being hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes and droughts. These circumstances influence the economy through their impact on certain sectors of tourism. This in turn affects the people of Anguilla as most of the population is employed in the hospitality sector with the country’s heavy dependence on...

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